Opt for cosy mood lighting and
play up the global style with
Lanterns by Bacon Basketware.
Small, 11" h., $39; large, 22" h.,
$55. At retailers across Canada.
style cushions in
off-white to balance colour
and pattern. Staples in any lounge space, they
allow for casual, flexible seating. Cushion,
24" x 48". $179. Through Comptoir de Famille.
Go for a piece that feels slightly unfinished.
Pull up floor cushions and it’s the perfect
spot for a relaxed meal. Walnut coffee
table, 16" h. x 60" w. x 16" d. From $1,000.
At Urban Tree Salvage.
Turn an old wooden table into
a coffee table by cutting
down the legs.
COSY UP A MODERN SITTING ROOM
WITH MOROCCAN INFLUENCES.
Add earthy texture with low,
rectangular baskets that are great
for storing kids’ stuff, magazines
and anything else that
needs to be corralled.
Palm leaf baskets by Tag.
6" h. x 15-1/2" w. x 12" d.
$40/set of 3. At retailers
In some spaces, less is definitely more. Take, for example, this
room from Bazaar Style (Ryland Peters & Small, 2008, $34). With
an indoor-outdoor aesthetic that’s part sunroom, part patio, it’s all
about kicking back, and casual, on-the-floor hanging out. Large,
comfortable cushions (which can be easily reconfigured into
virtually any seating arrangement) and the low-profile banquette
inspire a laid-back atmosphere, while accessories like the hand-
cobbled coffee tables, a distinctly Moroccan teapot and metal lantern
add global flair. The slightly deconstructed wall and exposed brick
detail in the corner suggest a raw, undone charm and stand out
against the other crisp white walls.
PRODUCED BY MICHAEL PENNEY TEXT BY LAURIE JENNINGS
60 H&H MAY ’09
Turn to nature for punchy
floral and eco-minded
inspiration. Fabrics: Osborne
& Little Savernake, from $164/
yd., through Primavera; Success
Fennel, $34/yd.; Imperial solid,
$35/yd., through MacFab. Paints
(from left): Rosemary (MS333),
Jalapeno Pepper (MS274), Araucana
Green (MS318), Martha Stewart
Paints. At Lowe’s.
Mix solids with a
variety of patterns in
Photography by Felix Wedgwood (baskets, fabrics)